Scientific name - Viburnum opulus L.
Popular names - calin, snowball, snowball bush.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in Europe, grows spontaneously in the Netherlands, the soil rich in forests, and forest edge. Description - shrub, 1,3-3,5 m high; ritidom smooth, exfoliating in strips is, gray open from outside, brown-yellow on the inside, branched stem. Leaves opposite, 3-lobate, margin iregulat evening, the round or truncata, top acuminata, glabra on the upper face, lower face pubescent, dark green in summer, yellow-orange in autumn. CIMO inflorescences, greenish-white, 5-8 cm diameter. Fertile flowers are surrounded by larger sterile flowers, flowers are 17-18 mm diameter sterile and fertile flowers are 4-5 mm in diameter, Corola formed of 5 petals, 5 stamens united to the corolla tube and are arranged alternate with the petals. Blooms in May-June to July. Fruct Drupal, 12 mm in diameter, ovoid, red, contains a single seed.
Tolerances - adapts to dry soils, poor, and pollution in cities. Tolerates alkaline soils, and winds.
Requirements - exhibition sunny or semi-shade, moist soil, well drained.
Propagation - by seeds (autumn), or stem cuttings (summer).
Maintenance - mowing old branches each year.
Diseases and pests - aphids, termites, cockroaches (strains attacking couples).
Cultivars and varieties - 'Aureum' - new growth is yellow, the leaves are yellow to green. Grows slowly. Prefers a shaded poztie.
'Nanum' - worshipvar May branched and dense, grow to 45-60 cm high. Not much blooming, only isolated. 'Roseum' - inflorescences are frequent, occurring in April. Afidele can attack leaves and stems. Inflorescences are composed only of sterile flowers, not build. Resists temperatures (-1 ° C).
'Xanthocarpum' - yellow-gold fruit, persistent, become translucent after frost. Blooms in May.
Properties and Uses - can be used to form hedges or in groups.
Bark has diuretic properties, antispasmotice, tonic, astringent. It is used especially in periods of nerve during pregnancy.
Fruits containing vitamin C and are edible.
David MR Culbreth, Tables Drawings - Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology - Lea & Febiger, 1927
Michael A. Dirr - Viburnums - TimberPress, 2007
O. Phelps Brown - The Complete Herbalist, The People Their Own Physicians by the Use of Nature's Remedies - Kessinger Publishing, 2004
Trees and shrubs
Actinidia deliciosa - kiwi
Actinidia deliciosa fruits are edible, used for beverages, desserts, containing vitamin C, A and E and potassium.
Tree, 20-30 m tall stem, 30-100 cm diameter, cintorsionata right, conical crown, becoming round-payment. Bark gray to reddish-brown, deeply breazdata. Curved branches, stalk thin, red-brown, sometimes glauca.
Diospyros kaki L. - Khaki
Monoecious tree, 6-12 m high. Trunk erect, conical crown, brown bark is exfoliating in small plates. Leaves fell, coriacee, alternate, language oval-elliptic, margin entire, top acuminata, the attenuated, shiny green on top and pubescent towards the bottom, 7-20 x 4.10 cm, petiole 1-1.5 cm long.
Canarina canariensis - herbaceous, commutes glaucescenta. Endemic from the Canary Islands, Tenerife, grows at the edge of forests, from 300 to 1000 m altitude.
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Evergreen tree, 25-70 m high x 5 m diameter trunk base. Ritidom rough, exfoliating in gray is the upper of the trunk and branches, in long strips. 12-15 x 12-25 mm buds. Leaves are opposite, in pairs, united among themselves in the green-glauca, 6-15 cm long, adult leaves alternate, 15-35 cm long, lanceolata and arched, the asymmetric top long-acuminata, sturdy stalks.
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Saxifraga squarrosa - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.
Sophora derived from Arabic and means tree with pea flowers. Specific epithet is in honor davidii Abbe Armand David, a French missionary and naturalist who contributed to the knowledge of flora and fauna of China.
Sophora davidii is from Hubei, China, where it grows on rocky places at elevations of 1 000 - 3 500 m.
Cleome spinosa - flower spider
Herbaceous annual. Stem herbaceous, simple, viscid-pubescent, 1 m high. Leaves alternate, petiolate, palmate-compound. Petiole 10-15 cm long, glandular and pubescent. Folio 5-7, onblong-anceolate to elliptic, top acute - acuminata, the conical, 15 cm long, margin entire, glandular-pubescent on the upper surface and slightly pubescent on the underside. Raceme blossom, dense, compact, terminal.